THE FERAL TURTLE

THE FERAL TURTLE

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Valentines Air Freshener For Your Closet or Smelly Car





Oh what a hopeless romantic I've become!  Mr. FT thinks so too.  He said something about a bull, but I think he meant to say bow....as in "Bow and Arrow".....you know, that crazy little Cupid dude.
 And that's what Valentines Day is all about! 
 Hearts.

In a bowl, mix a cup of flour and 1/2 cup salt.

Add a 1/2 cup of water and mix until you get a nicely shaped ball of dough.

Split dough into as many colors as you want.  Knead the color in thoroughly.  Roll out on a floured (I used cornstarch) surface,  about 1/8 of an inch thick.

Cut out all the dough.  If you made a double batch as I did, then you will be cutting out dough for a long time!

  A straw to poke a hole for your string is the perfect tool.   You can blow the dough holes at your loved one as a romantic gesture, and it keeps your straw cleared for the next hole.  Believe me, they will love it!


 A few stamps were used on some of the dough hearts.  Do this before it dries.


Bake for about 15 minutes in a 170 to 200 degree oven.  When done, turn off oven and let sunbathe in there until the oven has cooled down.

I painted the heart ensuring the paint went into the depressions from the stamp.


With a damp rag, the excess paint was wiped off!

A few glasses of wine later.....

a dab of the hot stuff!


A string was attached to the heart.  I tied a knot in the one side so that the third heart wouldn't slide down, as pictured below.


A few drops of fragrance oil was rubbed on the back of the hearts.  This took a day to soak in.



I added red paint to the white heart, not pictured, (too lazy) but you will see that in a day or two cuz, well,
 stupid  cupid here, doubled the batch.

Now you can hang these pretties in your closet or from your car mirror to keep that romance alive or at least mask the odor of the half eaten burger you chucked in the back seat of your car two weeks ago!
Romance at it's finest!

Cheers!




10 comments:

  1. Now I have learned a very valuable lesson. :) Don't make a double batch of these. They are fun and pretty though!! Anything dough, my kids would like. And I know I would like to shoot dough balls at my husband.

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  2. Ok, this is definitely going to be my next craft project! How freakin' cute these babies are! I just paid a small fortune of care fresheners from Yankee Candle that didn't last more than a day or 2. I bet these last much longer, and are way cuter too!

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  3. What a great idea! I'll wait till I have a normal sized oven to try it or I'll half the recipe otherwise it'll take me 2 days to bake all my hearts! I'm wondering if doing it with Christmas cookie cutters and CHristmas related oils might not be a good idea for Christmas next year as well... BUt I'm blonde, I'll never remember it come December!

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  4. Absolutely love these!! I love that you can make them smell pretty, on top of how cute they are. Very sensory pleasing. The different colored dough, the stamping, these would make a really nice gift!

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  5. Love this Karen! I'm so glad wine is involved as well! I think the brownish ones look like leather...which makes a perfect gift for a guy! A straw to make the hole...better idea than the chopstick I always use, which never makes a nice shape, nor does it involve said gesture of love! I think these would be fun to do at Christmas, when i'll have time for a double batch! Great project! (How did you know my car was stinky?)

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  6. Excellent idea I love these, ill make sure not to skip the wine drinking I'm sure it's imperative to the process.

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  7. Love this project! my daughter loves to work with polymer clay which it's pretty similar. I think I'm going to convinced her to use this method, it's going to be cheaper ;) Btw she already showed me the trick with the straws and of course I was the target for those love gestures :D

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  8. How fun!! Now, I want to know who told you my car is smelly!!

    -andi

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  9. Eateries accomplish the same. Several use the california car scents connected with coffees or other meals of which activate the particular salivary glands to be able to promote consumers to get dishes.

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Cheers to great words!